COVID-19: “Sahyog” Mobile application launched by Survey of India

The Survey of India has launched a mobile application called “Sahyog” to collect information about COVID-19 specific data sets through community engagement.

Highlights

The application will help to increase response activities of the GoI towards the pandemic. The data collected through the Sahyog application will be used to enhance other applications such as “Arogya Setu” and the Integrated Geospatial platform.

The application will complement “Arogya Setu” that was launched for contact tracing, self-assessment and public awareness.

Benefits

The application will also collect geotagged information about India’s critical infrastructure. This will help public health agencies to take decisions and frame protocols in the fight against COVID-19.

Relevancy

The application will also provide other relevant information about COVID-19. This includes containment areas, ICMR testing laboratories, hospitals, quarantine camps. The data fed into the app by the ASHA and Anganwadi workers will act as a good support system.

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